Department of Education
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree
Curriculum and Instruction Specializing in Special Education (Standard Professional Certificate) (Major Code: 5460)
Overview of Our Online Program
The Curriculum and Instruction Specializing in Special Education Program at West Texas A&M University has been designed to emphasize the professional standards for Master teachers in the field of special education recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children with emphasis in assessment, research-based practices and interventions.
All classes are online and easily accessible for students across the United States.
For those interested in the special education major that do NOT have a current degree in special education, 3 leveling courses are required in addition to the usual 36 hour coursework including:
Completion of 36 semester hours:
Students may obtain a masters degree in Educational Diagnostician or Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Special Education upon completion of 36 semester hours. If a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Special Education is chosen, an additional 6 hours can be completed for educational diagnostician certification. You must pass a comprehensive exam based on coursework and your state-mandated proficiency test(s) to be a certified diagnostician.
Students who have not taken EPSY 6322 and/or 6374 at WTAMU must give evidence of competency in diagnosis and prescription by successfully completing a case study. Two years teaching experience in a public or private accredited school and successful completion of a state test is required for certification.
Click on the link to learn about the Special Education Core Course Descriptions